TROY Rosario missed his first game against former team TNT in the PBA Commissioner's Cup as the big man was nursing a foot injury.
Troy Rosario injury
The 30-year-old Rosario was in street clothes and watched the action on the sidelines as the Blackwater Bossing battled the Tropang Giga Saturday at the Philsports Arena.
The veteran big man regretted not suiting up for the Bossing, but was advised by doctors to rest his foot for a week due to plantar fasciitis.
"Sayang. Siyempre gusto ko ring makalaban yung dati kong team," he said after the game, which the Bossing lost, 108-98.
It would have been the first on-court meeting for the former National University standout against the team that has been home to him for six and a half years until he was traded to the Bossing prior to the start of the mid-season conference.
Rosario was part of a three-team trade that also involved sophomore Calvin Oftana and rookie Brandon Ganuelas-Rosser.
In the five games he played for Blackwater (3-4), Rosario averaged 12.6 points and 5.0 rebounds.